Re: Image of the day - 2013

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Michael J Campbell
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Re: Image of the day - 2013

Asphodelus acaulis

Asphodelus acaulis
cohan
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Really nice colour form!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Beautiful thing. I grew it for about three years but then managed to lose it. Must try it again. Your picture reminds me just how nice it is.

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all stunning plants and beautiful images, Brian - the Mentzelia is lovely- I've looked at some species on Alplains list, not sure if it's the same one.
That T 'cottonball' is always amazing!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Exceptional plants and images, Brian.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Mentzelia laevicaulis is a late summer favorite of mine. I only wish it would stay open through the day but it is stunning to see at dusk and dawn.

From the High Desert Steppe
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Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
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Great pics to start off the New Year!
All these are "allowed entry" into Australia as seed so I'll be on the lookout ;D
Where did I put that link to Alplains? ;D
cheers
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Weiser wrote:

Mentzelia laevicaulis is a late summer favorite of mine. I only wish it would stay open through the day but it is stunning to see at dusk and dawn.

That is something to bear in mind.. in contrast to my days of city life, here I am not out at dusk (or later) much in summer (dawn? seriously? ;) ) since that time of day belongs squarely to the mosquitoes! (winter is another matter, since I often finish outdoor tasks near that early dark).. May be frustrating to have flowers I could never see open....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Greetings,

Alplains has seed from Mentzelia involucrata, a low growing annual from California.  Here in Montana, both Mentzelia laevicaulis and M. decapetala are common on dry rocky roadcuts.  Both are night blooming, although the flowers last longer if the day is overcast.  

A few more photos:

Delphinium bicolor ssp. calcicola

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/Delph...

Oenothera caespitosa from the back:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/218_z...

Calochortus nuttallii.  They are primarily pollinated by beetles.  Just a guess ;)

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/caloc...

Argemone polyanthemos:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/Prick...

Oenothera caespitosa in the red soils of the Pryors:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/eveni...
Mentzelia decapetala in the evening:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/random%20stuff/mentz...

Weiser
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Very nice! :D

Beautiful blue on the D. bicolor ssp. calcicola. Does it have a summer dormancy period?

I love the prickly poppies we have Aregmone munita ssp. rotundata out here. They do live up to their moniker well. With such a prickly nature yet sporting those delicate crepe flowers, another biannual well worth growing.

The Metzelias are another group that live up to their nickname "blazingstar". You took an exceptionally nice photo I must say.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

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